Famous Deaths in August 1966

  • Aug 1 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
  • Aug 1 Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
  • Aug 3 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • Aug 5 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
  • Aug 6 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
  • Aug 6 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 8 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • Aug 9 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • Aug 10 Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies
  • Aug 14 S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
  • Aug 15 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Aug 15 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
  • Aug 16 Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Aug 17 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies
  • Aug 17 Michael Garrison, producer (Crowded Sky), dies after a fall at 43
  • Aug 18 Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80
  • Aug 18 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
  • Aug 26 Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67
  • Aug 29 Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • Aug 31 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75